Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-175) Ducks (+143)
The Anaheim Ducks (27-30-11) will try to defeat the Dallas Stars (37-25-3) at Honda Center on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Stars at -175 and the Ducks are opening at +143. The total comes in at 7.
The Dallas Stars will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory over the Ducks the last time they stepped on the ice. Dallas accrued 6 penalty mins in this game. The Stars had a middle of the road offensive outing in the victory. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances but didn't net one. For the matchup, they scored on 3 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
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Dallas Stars opponents have 187 power play opportunities (23rd in professional hockey) and have a total of 41 goals in those chances. The Stars have had 2,021 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .905. Dallas has taken 1,987 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. When at even strength, the Stars have conceded 151 goals while having 144 themselves. Dallas skates onto the rink with 197 power play opportunities and they have added 44 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 22.34%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 77 points and their points percentage is sitting at .592. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Dallas Stars have earned 188 goals (21st in the NHL) this year and have given up 192.
The man in goal for this game is Jake Oettinger. Oettinger has been involved in 66 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 34-19-8 and he has started in 59 games. The opposition has notched 149 goals versus Oettinger in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.43. Oettinger has seen 1,739 shot attempts against him and has amassed 1,590 saves. His save percentage is at .914 in his 3,678 mins on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Oettinger has accumulated 34 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .576.
In their last contest, Anaheim squared up with the Stars in a matchup where the Ducks went home in defeat by a final of 3-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but were not able to net one. The Ducks scored 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took.
The Ducks have scored 144 goals at even strength and 43 goals (16th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Anaheim has attempted 2,012 shots (18th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.29%, while allowing the opposition 2,240 shots. On the year, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 187 goals, 65 points, as well as a points percentage of .478. They have recorded 189 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.75%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.03% on the other teams 195 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.4%. They have permitted 216 goals to be scored by way of 179 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see John Gibson protecting the goal. Gibson has earned a career record of 165-144-49 and has been in net for 370 games. Gibson's quality start percentage is 55.0% and he has made 199 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He is sitting with 10,064 stops out of 11,000 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .915. His opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has allowed 936 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 362 games and has played 21,233 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (-175)
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